Location: Juneau and Monroe Counties
MARS assisted Alliant Energy-Wisconsin Power and Light (WPL) with environmental permitting for a 23-mile gas main in Juneau and Monroe Counties. We coordinated a resource inventory and worked with WPL and their design engineer to evaluate potential routes and construction methods to minimize impacts to extensive local wetlands and water resources. MARS worked with WPL to develop supporting materials for a submittal to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and prepared applications for permits from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and US Army Corps of Engineers.
During construction in 2015, we supported monitoring for permit compliance in cooperation with the WPL contractor and independent inspectors. We provided guidance to meet challenges of construction site dewatering and minimized the quantity of required erosion control materials through phased restoration of disturbed areas.